Book Review: H2O by Virginia Bergin

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Book Review: H2O by Virginia BerginH2O Published by Sourcebooks on October 7, 2014
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 327
Format: ARC

It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing . And it's a number that says her father is probably dead.
Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning "It's in the rain. It's fatal, it's contagious, and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father--If he's even still alive.

(Last Updated On: November 1, 2021)

If you guys couldn’t tell yet, dystopian is my favorite genre. That’s why the second I heard about this series, I knew that I had to check it out. I mean, it’s a dystopian that’s unlike any others! It features rain as the cause for the end of the world. It’s just so clever!

H2O followed a young girl named Ruby, who lived with her mom, her step-dad, and their kid. One day while partying with friends, a storm comes. However, this isn’t your average storm. This storm has rain that comes down and literally makes you bleed, and ultimately kills you. I know, how scary is that!? She ends up getting home and makes it into her house, though perhaps not everyone in her house will survive that much longer. The rest of the story is about how Ruby tries surviving in this horrid new world.
I have to say, this book completely freaked me out because the downfall of humanity and earth was caused by rain. What makes it even scarier is that it was pouring and thundering outside as I read this! I was almost a little afraid to go outside, though I had to reassure myself that what I had read was all fictional.
I felt so bad for Ruby. Everyone she knew and loved in her neighborhood was dying off, leaving her completely alone to fend for herself. I honestly don’t know how I’d have thought to get water in this world. You can’t use the faucet or the shower because it will have the poisoned water, and same goes for streams outside. I loved how she and her step-dad went to the grocery store and took water from flower-pots. It’s not something that I’d have thought of, that’s for sure. After finishing this book, I’m sure to start reading the sequel!
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  1. I love the sounds of this and will definitely be checking it out! I'll be freaked by the rain too. Ever since I was a kid I've had a reoccurring nightmare about being at my old primary school and trying to get out of the rain because it's like acid. But even when I'm undercover it's eating through the cement. *shudders* I may not actually be able to get through this book for the terror, haha! 😉 Thanks for sharing, Krystianna. Great review!

  2. I would need a book to read, one that I liked to read over and over! Hmm, other things I'd need? Maybe a water bottle, to keep something safe to drink in. And, a light of some sort? Or how about just Daryl Dixon to protect me from zombies? 🙂

    Glad to hear you liked this one, I loved it as well!

  3. I have heard a lot of mixed things about this book so I am not sure I am going to read it or if it was going to be one for me. It does sound like such a creepy idea though. I can't imagine what I would do if the water became so unsafe…

  4. I was lucky enough to be involved in the blog tours for this and the sequel – I love this book, Ruby was just so normal and that is what made it brilliant, there was no all of a sudden becoming a survival expert or the usual suspects that appear in books like this!

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